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Softbank, Orix, Rakuten, Lotte: July 21, 2012

by on Jul.21, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Workouts started back up today at Yahoo Dome.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2012


The Hawks announced today that they will donate 1M yen (via the Japanese Red Cross Society) each to three areas -- Fukuoka, Kumamoto, and Oita -- that were hit by torrential rain earlier this month.

Orix Buffaloes

Ichi-gun workouts started back up today at Hotto Motto Kobe and lasted about two hours.  Six Ni-gun players -- Alessandro MaestriNobuyoshi YamadaShohei TsukaharaShuichi Furukawa, Shunta Goto, and Shuhei Kojima -- joined the Ichi-gun players.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2012


Mamoru Kishida is testing a new pair of cleats that helps reduce the strain on his legs.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/21/2012

Rakuten Eagles

Workouts started back up today at Kleenex Stadium.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines are thinking about giving Shunichi Nemoto the number seven (Tsuyoshi Nishioka's old number) after the season.  Source: Sponichi 7/21/2012